Quantitative Prediction for Deep Mineral Exploration
  • 【摘要】

    On reviewing the characteristics of deep mineral exploration, this article elaborates on the necessity of employing quantitative prediction to reduce uncertainty. This is caused by complexity of miner... 展开>>On reviewing the characteristics of deep mineral exploration, this article elaborates on the necessity of employing quantitative prediction to reduce uncertainty. This is caused by complexity of mineral deposit formational environments and mineralization systems as increase of exploration depth and incompleteness of geo-information from limited direct observation. The authors wish to share the idea of "seeking difference" principle in addition to the "similar analogy" principle in deep mineral exploration, especially the focus is on the new ores in depth either in an area with discovered shallow mineral deposits or in new areas where there are no sufficient mineral deposit models to be compared. An on-going research project, involving Sn and Cu mineral deposit quantitative prediction in the Gejiu (个旧) area of Yunnan (云南) Province, China, was briefly introduced to demonstrate how the "three-component" (geoanomaly-mineralization diversity-mineral deposit spectrum) theory and non-linear methods series in conjunction with advanced GIS technology, can be applied in multi-scale and multi-task deep mineral prospecting and quantitative mineral resource assessment. 收起<<

  • 【作者】

  • 【作者单位】

    China University of Geosciences/State Key Laboratory of Geological Processes and Mineral Resources/China University of Geosciences

  • 【刊期】

    地球科学学刊 SCI 2008年4期

  • 【关键词】

    mineral resources  quantitative prediction  deep mineral exploration  second mineralexploration space 

  • 【基金项目】

    国家高技术研究发展计划(863计划) Program of Yunnan Tin Industry Group Company Ltd